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Re: Rumpification (was Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/envstat)

On Dec 14,  9:03pm, (Antti Kantee) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: Rumpification (was Re: CVS commit: src/usr.sbin/envstat)

| > There is another reason for not rump-ifying programs: They make them
| > non-portable outside NetBSD. Something innocent like dd used to compile
| > just fine under linux, but now:
| I seriously disagree that we should implement all our utils against
| the least common denominator of Unix.  That's just an absurd approach
| to development.

I did not say that, but most utilities that don't deal with the kernel
or particular drivers and/or OS features should be portable enough to
compile on other Unix systems without drastic surgery. I've used NetBSD
sources in many systems before and they were a tremendous help circumventing
native brokenness.

| Anyway, dd should compile on Linux again (untested).  Thanks for the
| report.



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